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Houston, we have a problem

Despite Harvey’s battering, US political and opinion leaders are holding fast to the idea that extreme events are unrelated to man-made climate change. Deluged with news from Texas, we can be forgiven for thinking that Hurricane Harvey was the worst global weather event … Continue reading

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Shooting people does nothing for addiction

“There is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.” – H.L. Mencken Early this month, amid a furore over his country’s police killing thousands of drug dealers, Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte let it slip … Continue reading

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The weird, warped politics of envy in 2016

In these extraordinary times we should not be jettisoning our extraordinary people. There’s a story going round that 2016 was a year for ordinary folk, when your average bloke and his missus made a stand for things they hold dear. … Continue reading

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